Liberal Laura Albanese wins in York South-Weston
Incumbent Liberal MPP Laura Albanese has kept her riding of York South-Weston.
Albanese won 48 per cent of the vote what was expected to be a tight race. NDP challenger Paul Ferreira won 37.1 per cent. PC candidate Andrew Ffrench came in third with 11.2 per cent of the vote.
York South-Weston has a history of close races – recently several between Albanese and Ferreira. Albanese won by just 842 votes in 2011. She also won in 2007, that time by 452 votes.
Ferreira beat Albanese by 358 votes in a byelection earlier that same year. He was MPP for less than a year before the Legislature was dissolved for the 2007 general election.
Ferreira works as special assistant to local MP Mike Sullivan. Before entering politics he worked as a marketing and communications executive, according to his website.
Albanese, who has held the seat since 2007, has served as parliamentary assistant to a variety of ministers, as deputy government whip and as chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Before entering politics she was a co-anchor of an Italian-language daily newscast.